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Calcutta

Bidhannagar’s pain: lack of jab sites

Not a single health centre or health clinic run by the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation  administered Co...

One more arrest in cocaine case

A man, whom police identified as one of the accomplices of BJP leader Rakesh Singh, has been arrested in conne...
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HS practicals today at school shut for virus

The practical exams for the Higher Secondary at Chittaranjan School at Kasba, that was shut since February 24 ...

Two bridges to undergo health audit

Two bridges, one around 90 years old and another about 75 years old, will undergo a health audit after a preli...

More for producer & consumer

Value for many. Value for money. The man at the helm of one of the best Indian brands shared his organisation...

Learning to remember, learning to believe

Zahra Patel has walked down to the petrol pump near Jora Girja on Lower Circular Road to take me to her home. ...

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Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Germany, Punjabee Bradree and NGO help

The German consulate in the city has tied up with two local outfits to provide food to the hungry and protective gear to frontline workers.On Thursday morning, German deputy consul general Jurgen Thom...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Eye-opener for students

A group of college and high school students in Metiabruz have come together to raise funds from friends and family and reach out to neighbours who have been going hungry during the lockdown.The experi...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.20

Farm-to-kitchen JU students’ drive

Students of Jadavpur University who are running a community kitchen to feed the poor have set up a cooperative with farmers in Bhangar to get their unsold vegetables in exchange for rice and pulses.Th...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

CMC roster rejig for health duty

People from non-essential services departments of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation were deployed on Thursday for each of the 16 boroughs in Calcutta to make up for staff-shortage in conducting door-...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Helplines for poor

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission on Thursday announced five helplines to address the poor people’s need of essential supplies and complaints of human rights violation against them. “If we c...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Sunderbans hunger spectre

A third of 15,000 families associated with a Sunderbans-based non-profit organisation are staring at starvation because of the ongoing lockdown, the founder of the NGO said.“Our reach is limited to ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.20

Sweet shops to open at 8am

Sweet shops across Bengal can remain open from 8am to 4pm, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday, extending the earlier noon-to-4pm window.The state government had earlier allowed sweet shop...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.20

Online classes for juniors at LMG

La Martiniere for Girls will start online classes for the primary and middle sections from Monday. Students of classes X and XII have been attending virtual classes for about a fortnight. Classes I to...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.20

Training to spread safety message

Community health workers are being trained to spread the message of precaution (washing hands, not touching eyes, ears and nose, and practicing cough hygiene) people in villages and remote corners of ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.04.20

More wind and rain on Met radar

A windy spell followed by light rain brought the Celsius down in Calcutta on Wednesday evening.A cyclonic circulation over south Bengal and Bangladesh led to the change in weather and may also trigger...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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